Katsup Continued…

Wednesday: Disneyland all day!!!!! 😀

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Thursday: California Adventure

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Friday: Back and forth between Disneyland and California Adventure to do whatever we missed or wanted to do again!

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Saturday: We went to the airport and came home to a blizzard. It was sunny in California so we had no coats. Some of us were even wearing shorts and t-shirts…. Yeah, it was COLD!!!! But I had a fantastic time and it was a perfect thing to do as a “last hoorah!” Another plus was that I was hardly swollen at all and felt really great…except for the stinkin’ head cold Mom gave me…!

— Sarah

Front Page!

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Photo by Jordon Beesley, ISJ

A wonderful lady has been coming by my office to see what help she could be to Sarah and she felt it would be important to get Sarah’s story out. So, she called the Idaho State Journal and Jordon Beesley came by yesterday to do an interview. It landed on the front page of the paper. We just felt it’s a good point in Sarah’s experience to encourage others to become organ donors. An average of 18 people die everyday because of a lack of available organs. Each organ and tissue donor can save and enhance the lives of up to 50 people. It doesn’t take much effort. For more information, please, go to the United Network for Organ Sharing website.

This good woman has devoted her life to helping others in their difficulties. But what makes this even more special, Tammy Barnes has her own burdens to carry. She suffered a traumatic brain injury a few years ago and has come close to death many times. She spends so much of her energy helping support others who need her help. She teaches them to make hats, which she sells to buy more supplies. Her website is Idaho Hats Etc. If we were all able to follow Tammy’s example, the world would be a much better place to live in. ~Steve

Awaiting New Heart
Idaho State Journal, January 6, 2013, Jordon Beesley

POCATELLO — After receiving some of the best news of her life just prior to Christmas, Sarah Brown is looking forward to what the new year holds for her. The Wednesday before Christmas the 19-year-old received word from her doctors that she will be eligible for a heart transplant sometime early this year.
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